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of political constraints that he faced just 12 months ago. >> reporter: white house officials tell cnn that tonight's address will bookend the president's inaugural speech last month when he laid out aggressive themes on gun control and immigration and mentioned some unexpected subjects. >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: while president obama is expected to aur more specifics on some of the issues, white house officials say the overall focus tonight will be the economy and adding jobs for the middle class. that topic got surprisingly little attention in the inaugural address. >> he hasn't given us an idea whether there is a sigs can't agenda that he wants to pursue/design to try to accelerate economic growth and economic recovery. that's been the big missing piece all the way through last year and we'll see whether it's filled in in the
tonight. watch the state of the union address right here on cnn. complete coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern. state of the union, of course, a hot ticket in washington, d.c. who made the short list to get a chance to sit in the first lady's pocket. clint romesha, the army staff sergeant that received the medal of honor for bravery on the battlefield. we'll talk more about him and the ceo of apple, tim cook. before the state of the union, cook will address the apple investors conference in san francisco. the first lady will also host the parents of hidaya pendleton, she was gunned down days after she performed for the president's inauguration. chicago police have two suspects in custody. one 18-year-old michael ward. the other is 20-year-old kenneth williams. gang members. they told police the shooting of revenge for a gang attack last summer and the chicago honors student was not the intended target. ted rowlands live with more on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. superintendent gary mccarthy here in chicago said he called the parents of hidaya pendleto
good-bye to our viewers in the united states. but for everyone else here at cnn international, we'll continue on with our coverage of this breaking news story. let's go to matthew chance who is live in beijing. for more on this, it is the chinese new year holiday. the place is closed down, you can shoot a cannon down the main street of beijing and not hit anybody. when can we expect something to come out of the government there? >> it's very difficult to say. >> a war in the gop. between donald trump calling karl rove a total loser and the dualing responses to the state of the union tomorrow night, what's really going on in the gop? here's how rand paul, who's giving tomorrow's tea party response to the president puts it, with a touch of diplomacdip. >> there's a lot of energy that still comes from the tea party. while they consider themselves mostly to be republican, they occasionally will chastise even the republican establishment, they want an independent voice. >> chastise. that's a polite way of saying what's been happening lately. out front tonight, bob mcdonald. great to se
"state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to for analysis and the extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes. just search state of the union. fareed zakaria "gps" is next for our viewers here in the united states. >>> this is "gps the global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. >>> it's oscar time. the annual academy awards. many of the nominated films have raised crucial issues about american foreign policy, from the war against al qaeda to the efficacy of torture to our policy against iran. we will talk about these issues confronting us in real life with a panel including the former director of the cia michael hayden. also, iran might be moving toward a nuclear weapon but it seems to be coming apart internally with political infighting that makes washington look positively civilized by comparison. we'll ask two experts to explain what's going on. # >>> why are we being bombarded by meteors and asteroids and what's the difference anyway? i'll talk to our
working it. >> shepard: cnn was working their network over there, and china blocked the cnn report, and the question is, have they gone after any government reporters? >> reporter: yes, they have, universities, and major media companies, and they have apparently done this for many years, and the goal here is always the same. to find out who is spreading information about the chinese government and the chinese government leaders, because the chinese government likes to remain control. >> we have to remember that beijing runs the most sophisticated set of controls in the world. if they want to, they can know what happens on any keyboard inside of china. so if the cyber attack comes from inside of china, the chinese leaders are behind it or complicent. >> reporter: of course, the chinese government has denied all of the allegations. >> shepard: they have, and officials evacuated a delta airlines flight today. a bit of a brake problem. it happened at boston, logan. they grounded a plane just before take off. and they grounded the jet right beneath it's back end. the aircraft had issue
: just in the last several hours it's become known that cnn international the external service of the cnn television network and the "wall street journal" were also victims of similar attacks and the united states government is now putting cyber you will haver inability on its intelligence estimates. apparently this is a big problem. >> it is a big problem and it's amazing how broad a problem it's become. when we started doing these investigations years ago it was primarily aerospace and defense sector. you could almost count on those sectors being targeted. today it would be easier to tell you which sectors aren't being targeted. anything from energy to oil and gas, clean technology, biofuels, law firms and, of course, even media and entertainment. so very broad based attacks. >> reporter: the "new york times" doesn't have the choice of leaving the biggest country on earth and the second biggest economy on earth, does it? but this is a retaliatory attack and even at a time when your paper is expanding into china with a chinese language online edition. >> that's right, well the chinese la
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of cnn who together have a wonderful interview with clinton yesterday. thank you. over to elise. [applause] we have a lot of distinguished guests in the audience. the deputy chief of mission for the embassy of lebanon. a lot of people who care about syria and looks to be a lively discussion this evening. in august, 2011 secretary of state hillary clinton called for the president bashar al-assad to step down for the sake of the syrian people. at that time about 2,000 people were killed. today that number of u.n. estimates has risen to more than 60,000 syrian is dead, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to turkey and jordan and iraq pleasing burdens on those countries, close to 2 million more, more than half have been displaced inside syria. what started as a brave stand has moved into a civil war with opposition forces becoming more radicalized, some of them would say infiltrated by extremist forces with links to al qaeda. the conflict threatens to destabilize the entire region and become a battleground for the proxy war some might say of competing interest. the and ratio
" and a cnn contributor. after each one speaks we'll take questions from the audience. finally, please form all statements in the form of a question. thanks. >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be here tonight. it is the earlier i've been out of the office. what should a supporter of free markets and enterprise think of immigration? what should a good policy be? i think this answer -- the answer to this question is simple and straight forward. now, legal immigration, whether through a program or permanent migration it should be easier for people throughout the world, especially for workers. i think this conclusion is easy and simple to reach. i think it -- it doesn't matter what basis you approach it from. whether you like free markets because of toldtarian arguments. i think the answer is all the same. now, let's give you a setup. of all the markets in the world that has to do with the flows and goods enservice of the cross borders, labor is the most reing strictive of all of them. the labor market is one of the most important of them. free marketers know that deregulating, allowing more com
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